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As our city expands, we're planning for a Canberra that's inclusive, innovative, healthy, smart, active and fun. By developing new and improved properties, we ensure safe, affordable and secure housing choices are in place for everyone.

We want to hear your ideas on the proposal for a dual-occupancy development at 9 Sayer Place Evatt.

The new development will include:

  • Two Class C Adaptable houses, comprising one 4-bedroom house and one 2-bedroom house, each with private car parking
  • good separation between the dwellings, with separate driveway access for each
  • 6 star energy efficiency rating which means that they will be more comfortable to live in and cheaper for our tenants to run

The proposed development is in close proximity to shops, schools, and public transport options available along Copland Drive.

The accessibility of the site and opportunities for tenants to walk to the nearby schools, shops and transport will people with the opportunity to get involved and participate in their local community.

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We will use your ideas and feedback in preparing the Development Application for the development.

PLANS AND FEEDBACK

Please find below concept plans for a dual-occupancy development at 9 Sayer Place, Evatt. By developing new and improved properties, we ensure safe, affordable and secure housing choices are in place for everyone.

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LOCATION

9 Sayer Place, Evatt

The proposed development is in close proximity to local schools, shops and public transport options available along Copland Drive.

The accessibility of the site and opportunities for tenants to walk to the nearby amenities will provide people with the opportunity to get involved and participate in their local community.

BACKGROUND

9 Sayer Place Evatt

Housing ACT is proposing to replace the existing 3-bedroom dwelling (built in 1986), with a new dual-occupancy development. As this is a large, well-positioned block, Housing ACT is proposing to construct a dual-occupancy comprising one 4-bedroom house and one 2-bedroom house, both Class C Adaptable, with separate driveway access for each dwelling.

Adaptable housing ensures that people of all ages and abilities can live within the home and it can be easily adapted to meet changing household needs without requiring costly or substantial modifications. This is part of the ongoing commitment to revitalise the public housing portfolio.

The design concepts have been prepared for community consultation and feedback. Each house will include car accommodation and private enclosed yards. There is good separation between the dwellings with separate driveways.

The proposed development is in close proximity to local schools, shops and public transport options available along Copland Drive. The accessibility of the site and opportunities for tenants to walk to the nearby shops, schools and transport will provide people with the opportunity to get involved and participate in their local community.

The houses will be built to a minimum 6 star energy efficiency rating which means that they will be more comfortable to live in and cheaper for our tenants to run.

Our commitment

Housing ACT is committed to providing public housing across Canberra, to build communities that are diverse and vibrant that enable people to achieve positive social and economic outcomes.

We are committed to engaging with the community, to build neighbourhoods that are inclusive and welcoming, that offer safe and affordable housing to those who need it most.

What we do and why

Housing ACT provides tenants with safe, affordable and appropriate housing in a sustainable social environment. We provide housing to those Canberrans most in need including people in extreme financial hardship who are unable to find accommodation elsewhere.

Public housing makes up about 8% of all housing in the ACT.

  • 25% is located in Belconnen
  • 18% is located in Woden and the inner south
  • 23% is located in the inner north
  • 21% is located in Tuggeranong

Shape and scale of the Development

New developments will be modern, energy efficient and include a mix of sizes to suit different tenant requirements, including properties that can be adapted in the future, to enable tenants to age in place.

The buildings will be built to a 6 star energy efficiency rating which means they will be cheaper to run.

A variety of materials and building features will be used, along with existing vegetation to blend the development into the streetscape. The scale and form of the new houses will be in scale with the neighbouring buildings.

Who are our tenants?

Public housing tenants include a broad range of people including a high proportion of older people (approximately 26% are aged over 65 years), women (64%), as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with disability (63% of our tenants access the disability support pension).

Approximately 75% of our tenants live in single person or single parent households. About 27% of our tenants are children under the age of 15 years.

Some of our tenants stay in public housing for only a short period of time, until they can ‘get back on their feet’. Others stay in public housing longer-term.

The range of our tenants means that the housing we provide needs to be diverse to meet the needs of different people. We provide family homes, single-person apartments, accessible housing and housing that is close to essential services such as medical services and public transport.

Building better housing

Public housing tenants include a broad range of people including a high proportion of older people (approximately 26% are aged over 65 years), women (64%), as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with disability (63% of our tenants access the disability support pension).

Approximately 75% of our tenants live in single person or single parent households. About 27% of our tenants are children under the age of 15 years.

Some of our tenants stay in public housing for only a short period of time, until they can ‘get back on their feet’. Others stay in public housing longer-term.

The range of our tenants means that the housing we provide needs to be diverse to meet the needs of different people. We provide family homes, single-person apartments, accessible housing and housing that is close to essential services such as medical services and public transport.

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